Baptism

 

 

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.

Matthew 28:19-20

 

 

 

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.  Through Baptism we are freed from original sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission. Baptism imprints on the soul an indelible spiritual sign which consecrates the baptized person for Christian worship and service. Because of this particular character Baptism cannot be repeated. Baptism constitutes the foundation of communion among all Christians.

Catechism of the Catholic Church Numbers 1213, 1271, 1277-1280

The practice of infant Baptism is an immemorial tradition of the Church. There is explicit testimony to this practice from the second century, and it is quite possible that, from the beginning of the apostolic preaching, when whole “households” received baptism, infants may also have been baptized, see Acts of the Apostles 16:15, 33; 18:8; and I Corinthians 1:16.

Catechism of the Catholic Church Numbers 1250-1252

The essential rite of Baptism consists of immersing the candidate in water or pouring water on the head, while pronouncing the invocation of the Most Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Catechism of the Catholic Church Number 1278

Mass Schedule

Weekend Mass
Saturday
5:00 PM
 
Sunday
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 Noon
5:00 PM
 
Daily Mass
Monday-Friday
6:45 AM
8:00 AM
12:00 Noon
 
Saturday
8:00 AM
12:00 Noon
 

Holy Day
5:30 PM (Vigil)
8:00 AM
12:00 Noon
5:30 PM

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Wednesday: 7:00 PM
Saturday: 12:30 PM

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Devotions

Evening Prayer within Eucharistic Exposition: Sunday 6:30 PM: Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter Seasons
Novena of the Miraculous Medal: Monday 7:45 AM
Rosary: Wednesday 6:00 PM
Stations of the Cross: Friday during Lent 7:00 PM
Eucharistic Day: Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ